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Un-Cobb Salad

Composed salad with grilled chicken breast, avocado, apple, mango, and dried cranberries.

Elise Bauer

Like chicken caesar, Cobb salad is one of those standard salads that you can find on practically any American restaurant menu.

It's a "composed" salad with avocados, bacon, chicken, hard boiled eggs, and tomatoes.

The only problem is that sometimes, just sometimes, you want something a little lighter. Perhaps you had bacon and eggs for breakfast, and you don't feel like having more at lunch.

This was the dilemma we found ourselves in during a recent trip to Washington DC, wanting a substantial salad for an evening meal, but without all that bacon.

We found a great solution at the Hard Rock Cafe in D.C., in the form of their "Anti-Cobb" salad. Instead of bacon, eggs, and tomato, the Hard Rock salad included mango, apple slices, and dried cranberries.

Perfect!

The following recipe is based on that salad, and is more of a guideline than a precise recipe. I haven't given any amounts, because it really depends on how much you want to make, and how much of any one of the ingredients you might want in the salad.

Un-Cobb Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Serving 1 salad

Ingredients

  • Romaine lettuce, chopped cross-wise in 1-inch strips (or favorite salad greens)
  • Grilled skinless, boneless chicken breast, chopped
  • Mango, peeled and chopped (see how to cut a mango)
  • Avocado, seeded, peeled, chopped (see how to cut and peel an avocado)
  • Tart apple, peeled and sliced
  • Dried cranberries
  • Vinaigrette or your favorite salad dressing
  • The Hard Rock Cafe "anti-cobb" salad also has strawberries and supremed orange segments.

Method

  1. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter. Arrange other ingredients in sections on top of the lettuce. Drizzle on salad dressing of choice.